Job Opening at the WSL: Resource Sharing Librarian

Mar 13, 2024

Come join the fantastic team at the Wyoming State Library! The WSL has an opening for a Resource Sharing Librarian.

Do you have the skills necessary to coordinate and support statewide resource-sharing projects for the 105 member libraries in the WYLD consortium? The Resource Sharing Librarian reports directly to the WYLD ILS Program Manager and supports library staff using the ILS and the statewide shared catalog by responding to inquiries related to interlibrary loans, holds management, and related processes. The position may assist library staff using the ILS in other areas as needed.

This position is perfect for the candidate who:

  • Has experience using Integrated Library Systems and Library Services Platforms with an emphasis on resource sharing.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude when working with library staff and coworkers.
  • Can creatively solve problems and negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.
  • Can multitask, prioritize, and demonstrate innovation and flexibility.
  • Is comfortable providing training using a variety of methods for users with varying levels of technical expertise.

In addition, the person in this position will be responsible for:

  • Providing support and training for library staff throughout Wyoming and maintains documentation related to best practices for interlibrary loans.
  • Testing new functionality and troubleshoot issues with interlibrary loans as related to the WYLDcat statewide online catalog.
  • Using reporting tools to perform data collection and analysis related to shared lending, and distribute findings to library staff statewide.
  • Acting as a liaison with OCLC to maintain holdings information for Wyoming Libraries in WorldCat and manages the WorldCat Registry to ensure accurate information related to Wyoming libraries.
  • Maintaining awareness of initiatives related to interlibrary loans through participation in resource-sharing communities and by taking part in educational events and conferences related to resource-sharing.
  • Maintaining awareness of interlibrary loan software developments both from proprietary vendors and open-source projects.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • A Master’s in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least two years of post-MLS professional-level work in a library, including experience with interlibrary loan platforms.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people with varying levels of technical skills, as well as the ability to make technology understandable to the library community.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently.
  • Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as AACR2, MARC, and RDA.
  • Familiarity with ILS-related technologies such as interlibrary loan software and collection analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as MARC format, RDA, and FRBR.
  • Experience creating technical documentation.
  • Experience in delivering in-person and virtual training.

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